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A proven path to grow in Europe

Why Companies Choose Ireland

Whether you’re a large, established multinational or a high-growth scaling company, Ireland offers the perfect platform for continued success. Some 1,700 multinationals have chosen Ireland – and our proven track record for attracting global foreign direct investment means you benefit from unrivalled experience in setting up rapidly and quickly achieving scale. As an open, globalised economy, Ireland offers easy access to talent in a vibrant ecosystem of established international businesses.

Success Stories - See What Sets Ireland Apart

CEO Martin Shanahan at Hubspot HQ.
Success Story

“The first team that you hire and second over to the location is so critically important. They’re the founding team so you’ve got to get the hiring right. You’ve got to send some of your best, most talented and culturally astute people to build that office”

JD Sherman
HubSpot COO
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Zendesk celebrating their jobs expansion with IDA Ireland.
Success Story

Ireland has really become a place where a lot of Europeans want to work and we've been very lucky in attracting great talent from all over Europe that are now working in Dublin

Mikkel Svane
CEO, Zendesk
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State Street selects Ireland for its new global cybersecurity and technology unit.
Success Story

Ireland’s tech ecosystem and financial services credentials alongside Kilkenny’s central location and access to talent from third level institutions in Dublin, Carlow, Waterford and beyond were all compelling factors in our location decision

Tadhg Young
State Street, Head of Ireland
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WuXi Biologics announce €325 million investment.
Success Story

We are committed to Ireland and will work with all local partners to build this state-of-art next generation biomanufacturing facility as a showcase to the global biotech community

Dr Chris Chen
CEO, WuXi Biologics
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Qualtrics announcing further job expansions.
Success Story

Ultimately, what you want is a geography where you can build an office that has broad market coverage. For a company going into Europe, Ireland has the lowest cost to set up a business, with a broad pool of talent from across the EU

Jared Smith
Co-Founder
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There’s an old Irish saying that a good start is half the work; it’s proven true for HubSpot when setting up its international base.
Zendesk Expands Team to 500 Staff in Ireland
95% of State Street's Kilkenny Workforce Have 3rd Level Qualification
WuXi Chooses Ireland as the Location for its First International ‘Factory of the Future’
Qualtrics Chooses Ireland for its Skills Base

Ireland is Home to the Top Industry Leaders

Engineering

Come to the place for growing numbers of industrial engineering and technology companies

Ireland is the European location of choice for growing numbers of industrial engineering and technology companies in manufacturing, research and innovation
Principal industry sectors include automotive, aerospace, chemicals and advanced materials, automation and industrial technology
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There is an abundance of talent in Ireland which helped us to exceed our talent growth targets ahead of schedule. Ireland is a great place to do business, the country’s creative culture and diverse pool of technical skills make it an ideal location for our rapidly expanding business

Mike Beary
Ireland Country Manager, AWS

Green Economy

Set up in a sustainable location for investment that supports your environmental goals

Growing green: supporting you in achieving your environmental goals
A sustainable location for inward investment on your way to net zero
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Innovation, game changing technology and the opportunity to positively impact peoples’ lives are some of the reasons people love working with Stryker in Ireland

Aidan O'Shea
Vice President of Stryker’s Ireland and UK locations

MedTech

Be part of one of Europe’s largest medtech exporters and a global centre of excellence

Join one of Europe’s largest medtech hotspots and a global centre of excellence with ongoing R&D investment
Medtech activity spans product, process and digital innovation, customer support, technology operations and business services
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Innovation, game changing technology and the opportunity to positively impact peoples’ lives are some of the reasons people love working with Stryker in Ireland

Aidan O'Shea
Vice President of Stryker’s Ireland and UK locations

Biopharma

Align with the world's third largest pharmaceuticals exporter – a proven path into Europe

Be part of an established ecosystem for pharmaceutical and biopharma activity, combining technology, talent and research
We offer regulatory stability, sub-supply capability, a multicultural workforce and collaboration opportunities with industry partners
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We are committed to Ireland and will work with all local partners to build this state-of-art next generation biomanufacturing facility as a showcase to the global biotech community

Dr Chris Chen
CEO, WuXi Biologics

Technology

See why the world’s leading names in tech choose Ireland as a strategic base

See why the world’s leading names in technology choose Ireland as a strategic base of operations
Scale rapidly with easy access to talent and skills that evolve to meet industry needs
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Its strong pool of skilled and diverse talent, booming digital and technology sector, and rich heritage of arts and culture, make it such an attractive base for a platform that prides itself on being an inclusive home for creative expression

Vanessa Pappas
Chief Operating Officer, TikTok

Financial Services

Join a thriving international financial services hub serving every major global economy

Be part of a thriving location for international financial services that serves every major economy in the world
As financial services and technology converge, Ireland is a strategic hub for industry collaboration and innovation
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Ireland’s tech ecosystem and financial services credentials alongside Kilkenny’s central location and access to talent from third level institutions in Dublin, Carlow, Waterford and beyond were all compelling factors in our location decision

Tadhg Young
State Street, Head of Ireland

Business Services

Avail of high quality IT, superb infrastructure and talent to serve major markets

A low-risk, quick start-up, high-performance knowledge economy for business service operations
Avail of high quality IT, superb infrastructure and human resource skills, to serve major markets from Ireland
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“The first team that you hire and second over to the location is so critically important. They’re the founding team so you’ve got to get the hiring right. You’ve got to send some of your best, most talented and culturally astute people to build that office”

JD Sherman
HubSpot COO

Media

Tap into a source of storytellers, makers and creators in media, digital, gaming and more

From animation to adtech, content and creativity, platforms and publishers, Ireland is a fertile ground for media, digital, gaming and more
Calling the disruptors: tap into a hive of doers, thinkers, storytellers, makers, creators and innovators
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Its strong pool of skilled and diverse talent, booming digital and technology sector, and rich heritage of arts and culture, make it such an attractive base for a platform that prides itself on being an inclusive home for creative expression

Vanessa Pappas
Chief Operating Officer, TikTok